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Additional Funds Necessary for Completion of Works at Fort McHenry

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 9, 1799
Author Name Robert Gilmor (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Acknowledges arrival of Mr. Foncin, the superintendent engineer for Fort McHenry's construction; inquires whether the Baltimore Naval Committee is responsible for his salary. Discusses accounting: land, materials and labor have already cost $16,000, and the committee believes 1) these were not all considered in Major Tousard's original estimate, and 2) the additional necessary funds may be as much as $24,000, which cannot be expected from the citizens of Baltimore. Asks for advice on this subject.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 08/19/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Robert Gilmor; Foncin; committee; Major Tousard; George Sears; ;
Related Places Baltimore; Fort McHenry; ;
Keywords works; pay; compensation; expenses; lands; purchase; materials; labor; works; draft; ;
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